When you see a homeless pet, your heart breaks a little. When you see a homeless older animal, your heart probably breaks a lot more. The vision of the Grey Muzzle Organization is that no dog dies alone and afraid.
I speak HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Executive Director Lisa Lunghofer about their support of animal welfare organizations across America to better achieve this goal, so more senior dogs are adopted and aren’t alone during their golden years. To nearly all dogs, nothing is more important than human companionship.
There are many hurdles older dogs must pass in order to be adopted. One issue is their health, which may include complications like arthritis, dental problems, and other issues.
More and more applicants for Grey Muzzle Organization seek to partner older dogs with older people, which makes sense.
Lunghofer and I also contemplate the question: Do dogs—especially older dogs—really appreciate a second chance?
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), the pharmaceutical company, thanked the Grey Muzzle Organization for their work with a generous donation—a donation that will save lives.